Tuesday 31 December 2013

December Favourites

December, in one word, has been absolutely exhausting for me. As much as I love the festive period, I'm actually looking forward to the new year and getting back to normality. Even though December has been extremely hectic, it took me no time at all to pick my favourite products this month. I've been addicted to all five of them!

First up is the Lee Stafford Hair Growth Shampoo (£6.99), a product that, I must admit, I am pleasantly surprised with. I honestly had no expectations of this as I was pretty skeptical that a shampoo could make my hair grow faster. I got my hair cut at the end of November, and even though it needed a good amount chopped off the ends, my hair just looked so much shorter than I had anticipated. I was really happy with the length before I got it cut and I've been longing to have my longer locks back, so I purchased a few bottles of the shampoo to try. 
It works by stimulating the metabolic activity of the hair follicles, which encourages blood flow to the roots, therefore helping the hair to grow faster. I've been using this shampoo every day for almost a month now and I have to say I have noticed a huge difference not only in the length, but the condition of my hair. I wouldn't say my hair was in bad condition before, but this shampoo has made it stronger and there's less breakage at the ends. I've read mixed reviews of this product, and I think I've managed to get such impressive results because I started using it after getting my hair cut. I don't normally stick with the same shampoo, but I'm loving the results of this one. It's a keeper for sure. 

It's very unlike me to stray from my morning and evening skin routines, but with this month being as busy as it was, I've been skipping on applying my usual lotions and potions and my skin has been suffering because of it. Thankfully, the Origins Out of Trouble face mask ((£22) has been my saviour lately and I always turn to this when my skins not looking it's best. I'm on my third tube of this now and it's one of the best face masks for when your skin is in need of a detox. This works wonders on my complexion when I'm suffering from clogged pores and oily skin, leaving my skin noticeably clearer and healthier looking.

I've discovered a couple of new favourites this month in the form of the Clarins Eye Revive Beauty Flash (£29) and Essie Nail Polish in the colour Bahama Mama (£7.99). I'm constantly hunting down a good eye cream as my dark circles can be horrific and I'm so self conscious of them. I have been trialing this Clarins one for the past few weeks now and I'm happy to announce that my dark circles have reduced slightly and overall my eye area is much brighter. This little wonder releases toxins to minimise dark circles, tighten eye contours and reduce puffiness. In my experience you have to be patient with eye creams as it can take a number of weeks to really see the benefits, but I'm pleased with the results so far.

My nails have been coated in this rich, deep plum shade by Essie all month. I love these purply hues, they're so perfect for winter and the staying power of these nail polishes is amazing. I've not had this shade off my nails all December, I just adore it! 

Lastly, I have rediscovered my love for the Chanel Natural Finish Pressed Powder (£33). This has been a favourite of mine for years and years, I've never really came across another powder that compares to it. It controls shine and mattifies my skin beautifully without that horrible 'chalky' look that you can get from many powders. My complexion always looks so natural and radiant when I use this, it's a make up product I simply can't live without.

What have you been loving this month?


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  2. I LOVE Lee Stafford hair stuff it all smells so amazing! I'm on a hair growing mission so obsess a little over hair growing products xxx

    1. Me too, I can't believe how well it works! Theres a leave in treatment that I'm desperate to try too x


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